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[opensuse] Re: KDE Cleanup
  • From: Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 14:49:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <epfla9$b09$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
David Bolt wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Jan 2007, Jay Smith
> <susehelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:-
>>So I just had someone bring in a notebook that had SuSE on it, 10.2.
>>His friend
>>got all this crap on his desktop and asked me if it was possible to
>>clean it up.
> Of course it's possible.
>>By that he means erase history from Ark and Kaffeine and all that good
> No problem.
>>honestly don't know, I would just tell him to reinstall the OS
> Why on earth would you suggest a reinstall to get rid of program
> histories?!?
>>but that can be a
>>pain since you can't have YaST2 memorize your packages.
> It can remember what you installed initially. That's what the "clone
> this system" box does.
>>Anyone know how to clear
>>history on like Ark
> Assuming he's using KDE, just delete the file
> $HOME/.kde/share/config/arkrc
>>and Kaffeine
> Open Kaffeine and choose the menu Settings -> Configure Kaffeine Player.
> Click on the Misc icon and then click on the clear button.
>>? If not, I'll just have him reinstall and not
>>let anyone borrow his notebook anymore lol.
> There's absolutely no need for that. If all he's wanting is to delete
> histories, that's a serious waste of time. It's still serious overkill
> even if he wants to revert to how everything was at first login. Again,
> for KDE, just log in at a console and delete $HOME/.kde. The next time
> he uses the KDE desktop, the directory will be recreated and all
> applications will revert to the default configuration.
While I basically agree, it has to be said, that with deleting ~/.kde, any
configuration and data of many kde programs will be lost. I had a case
where someone lost all of his mail (kmail) and several hundred addresses,
doing just that.
So it is wise to move .kde to or something, just in case.


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